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English Population History from Family Reconstitution 1580-1837 : Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time - E. A. Wrigley

English Population History from Family Reconstitution 1580-1837

Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time

Hardcover Published: 13th August 1997
ISBN: 9780521590150
Number Of Pages: 682

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English Population History from Family Reconstitution is the most important single contribution to British historical demography since Wrigley and Schofield's Population History of England and Wales. This complementary study demonstrates the success of family reconstitution in obtaining accurate information about the demography of past populations. In the context of a general analysis of nuptiality, mortality, and fertility history of England, data from 26 parish registers is described and the advantages and disadvantages of the technique of reconstitution are discussed. The authors show clearly that the results of their sample are representative of the demographic situation of the country at large. This is an essential source of information for all social historians.

"...the volume...addresses the most perplexing and persistent problems regarding demographic history that is based on parish registers: how reliable or representative are the samples used and how tentative--or certain--are the conclusions derived from them?...this excellent study should prove almost as illuminating as the classic study it complements." Choice "...intensely detailed...This work provides subtle additions to our knowledge of the English population's purely demographic behaviour..." David Levine, Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Guaranteed to be an essential reference for European social historians, it eschews the excitement of speculation to convey more authority." Ernest Benz, Journal of Social History "...an essential reference for all who work in the subjects or the period they have so masterfully surveyed." Theodore K. Rabb, American Historical Review

List of figures
List of tables
Introduction
The reconstitution parishes
Representativeness
Reliability
Nuptiality
Mortality
Fertility
Reconstitution and inverse projection
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521590150
ISBN-10: 0521590159
Series: Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 682
Published: 13th August 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.17